Get full access to one story every week, and to summaries of all other stories. Just create a free account

State-backed snoop

By Nithin Sasikumar in BFO #346, 11 Aug, 21

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is an Indian government-backed telecom and internet provider that’s still holding on for dear life in the cutthroat telecom war. But it seems like this legacy telco has been up to something else. 

On Monday, the Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF), an Indian organisation whose objective is to fight for online freedom and privacy, reported on BSNL’s continued practice (since 2015 at least) of injecting certain code into its users’ data streams.